What it is:
A sweetly tempting array of 16 matte and shimmer shadows scented with real chocolate.
What it does:
This beautiful assortment of chocolate-inspired shades were formulated using real cocoa powder. Encased in a playful chocolate bar tin, the rich selection of the perfect browns, neutrals, and little pops of color appeal to every candy lover.
This set contains:
– 0.03 oz/ 0.85 g x 14 Eyeshadows
– 0.1 oz/ 2.8 g x 2 Eyeshadows
– How To Glamour Guide
What else you need to know:
Too Faced Co-founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino learned of the healing properties of cocoa while getting a chocolate facial in Maui. With Chocolate Bar he created a first-of-its-kind palette that combines the healing benefits of chocolate with richly pigmented, velvety smooth shadows. Chocolate has been used for centuries for its soothing properties and to protect, condition, and heal skin that has been damaged by sun and wind. Studies have shown that the scent of cocoa powder can increase memory and brain power.
-Try a neutral smoky eye instead of blacks and grays for a sultry look for day or night using these perfectly selected, chocolatey shades.
-Apply your favorite shades on lid, crease, or as a powder liner on top and bottom lash line for endless possibilities!
TF Tip: Add extra dimension to your eyes by layering a shimmer eye shadow over the lid and to the inner corners.
This was the first Too Faced product I’ve ever owned and I haven’t looked back since! I am OBSESSED with not only the (mostly) neutral color scheme, but also the yummy chocolate smell! I do have friends who actually loathe chocolate and that’s what keeps them from buying this, despite their affection for the many quality benefits of this, so it’s to each their own. From the scent to the packaging, this palette is worth the investment, ESPECIALLY when if you manage to snag it during the rare occasions the brand has it on sale. I love when the company adds look books with the product making it great for people, like me, that are either too lazy or are in a rush and need a look already planned out. These little tutorials not only helped further my makeup skills, but also saved my hiney on days that I was running late for work and needed to put on something work-appropriate quickly (Yes, I was required to wear makeup at work to maintain professionalism). All these colors create the perfect assortment from light, neutral “work appropriate” looks to darker, smoky, going-out looks while still retaining a “natural” feel to it. I hate that the company doesn’t sell individual shadows for replacement once I hit pan on a shade, which does lose kudos points for them in my book, and hopefully one day soon, they’ll change that. It would be way better for customers if they didn’t have to purchase an entirely new palette just because they already ran out of 1 or 2 colors before the rest. Situations like that just influence me to find a color dupe in the Sephora Collection line and use that in substitute of the used-up color. The main competitor for this would be Urban Decay with their Naked palettes and for only $5 more, you get a makeup brush, but no how-to guide. Both palettes have mirrors and eyeshadows with phenomenal quality. This was the second luxury product and 1st Too Faced product and palette I have ever purchased and I’m so glad I did! This specific palette isn’t my original one because my car got broken into a couple years ago and this was in the one of the bags that was stolen and I had to wait a bit before I could afford to replace it. Being a full-time student and full-time employee didn’t make for much money left over for makeup, you know?
Performance/Wear: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
Most of these colors are pretty pigmented, but there are a few that just don’t cut it, which bums me out because I love this palette so much and then those few fall short of that. When used with the Too Faced – Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer, these colors not only blend beautifully like creamy powder, but the pigment lasts throughout the day without fading or creasing. Honestly, you can use it with any eyeshadow primer (I normally use UD’s or this for any of my looks) and it still will look great, but using it with the eye shadow primer that is formulated to work best with this will give you a guaranteed-great look. The primer helps catch the pigment and hold it all day, while if you used it without any primer, the colors would still blend well and look great, but you can see a bit of fading at the end of the day. The 2 colors that don’t show up well are Strawberry Bon Bon and Candied Violet and the only trick I’ve found that makes them show up and stay visible for the most part is initially applying the shadow dry on top of the primer, letting that dry and then applying a layer of the shadow dry over it. With that being said, those colors need to be applied last to be able to achieve visibility without undoing that by blending another color around it. Every time I open this palette, the smell alone makes me excited to use it and the color scheme makes it one of my most used palettes since I prefer a natural look on myself most of the time. Most of the time, I like to keep each eye look’s colors within the same palette, but on the days I mix it up with other brands with varying formulas, these shadows work just as well. Another thing I love about these eye shadows is that a lot of the colors can be multipurpose meaning they can double as bronzers, brow powders, and face luminizers as well as eye shadows.
Here’s Row 1 of the colors swatched on paper, then on my skin both dry and wet:
(In order from left to right: Gilded Ginache, White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Black Forest Truffle, and Triple Fudge)
Here’s Row 2 of the colors swatched on paper, then on my skin both dry and wet:
(In order from left to right: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, and Amaretto)
Here’s Row 3 of the colors swatched on paper, then on my skin both dry and wet:
(In order from left to right: Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial, Champagne Truffle)
Matte with Fine Glitter (3):
Pearl with Fine Glitter (1):
Price: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
Worth every single penny! The quality and long-lasting wear from this make it so worth it! The gorgeous packaging and design along with the delicious cocoa scent are awesome bonuses for me.
Packaging: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★/5
The color assortment suits the theme perfectly, especially for the first palette they released in this line. I like the metal material used for the packaging, which gives it a sturdier feel. The downside to the packaging is that the magnet that closes the palette isn’t very strong so this needs to be held closed when in a bag for traveling. I love that they have a mirror inside it, but I dislike how the names of each color are only on the plastic film that covers them. If you lose the plastic film, you’re out of luck for ever knowing what color you’re using unless you want to go online each time to search for the colors. Obviously, Strawberry Bon Bon and Candied Violet are the ones that stick out like sore thumbs from the rest of the color scheme and I’ve kind of noticed that the company will do that with each of the palettes in this collection. Ironically, those are the 2 colors that don’t show up very well, despite the numerous tricks I’ve tried to counteract that. Can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that Too Faced actually packaged this to look like an actual chocolate bar?! That is dedication, my friends! I find that such a cute, quirky, loveable, and chic way of designing this and I gotta respect their loyalty to the namesake. Some companies will make products with a theme in mind and only have either the formula, colors, or packaging related to it making the overall quality fall short, but that this little tin of heaven!
-Cocoa Extract: Provides antioxidant benefits and aids to reduce inflammation in skin.
Cherry Cordial, Crème Brulee, Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate, Triple Fudge, White Chocolate:
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylene, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Boron Nitride. May Contain(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Amaretto, Black Forest Truffle, Champagne Truffle, Haute Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon:
Talc, Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Saccharin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140) Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).
Candied Violet, Gilded Ganache, Marzipan:
Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Saccharin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polyethylene, Sorbic Acid, Vanillin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Tin Oxide , Carmine (CI 75470). May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Bronze Powder (CI 77400).
Texture: Pressed Powders
Size: – 0.03 oz/ 0.85 g x 14 Eyeshadows in Gilded Ganache, Milk Chocolate, Black Forrest Truffle, Triple Fudge, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet, Strawberry Bon Bon, Candied Violet, Amaretto, Hazelnut, Crème Brulee, Haute Chocolate, Cherry Cordial
– 0.1 oz/ 2.8 g x 2 Eyeshadows in White Chocolate, Champagne Truffle
Want to try this for yourself?
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